Party Panache, Pumpkin Pecan Butter Boards and Table

Butter Boards are all the rage right now,

they are literally cutting boards smeared with a thick layer

of flavored butter

and served with a variety of breads, crackers,

and fruit for spreading and dipping

I decided to put a little spin on the concept

by making individual butter boards and serving them on plates

with the dippers ready for selecting

on a tray in the center of the table

I made a sweet and savory seasonal

Pumpkin Pecan Butter

First mix the butter with chopped pecans,

brown sugar, and maple syrup

Once this mixture is combined, add the pumpkin puree

Spread a thick layer of cream cheese onto the board

Top with a generous layer of pumpkin pecan butter

Garnish with chopped dried cranberries and honey roasted pistachios

I set a table with all things pumpkin

and placed a board with apples, cookies, and crackers,

on a tray in the center

The choices for things to dip or spread is infinite,

toast points, baguette slices, bagels,

cookies, crackers, apples, pears…

I chose shortbread cookies, apple slices,

and Nut Thins crackers

This recipe is adapted from The Reluctant Entertainer

Pumpkin Pecan Butter Board

a sweet and savory butter for spreading on crackers, cookies, apples, or a variety of breads that makes a wow presentation served on individual boards or a large board. Great for entertaining!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • individual boards or 1 large board


Maple Pecan Butter

  • 1 stick quality salted butter like Kerry Gold
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar

Pumpkin Pecan Butter

  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened I used whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup maple pecan butter


  • Dried cranberries
  • Pistachio nuts or honey roasted pistachio nuts shelled
  • Crumbled bacon
  • chopped pecans

Serve with

  • Chessmen shortbread cookies
  • Pecan Nut Thins
  • Apple slices
  • bagel pieces
  • graham crackers
  • gingersnaps
  • pretzels


  • Combine the Pecan Butter ingredients
  • Mix the Maple Pecan Butter with the pumpkin puree
  • Spread cream cheese on the board in a thick layer and top with pumpkin pecan mixture
  • Sprinkle cranberries, nuts and optional bacon on top
  • Place the cookies, crackers and apples around the board or near the board and provide spreaders for spreading the butter
Keyword butter board, easy party appetizer, Fall entertaining, pumpkin pecan butter, pumpkin recipe

I hope you’ll try making a butter board,

it’s a lot of fun to make and serve!

Note: I’ve had this set of small boards for a while and can’t remember where I bought them but I did find a similar set on Amazon here

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47 Responses to “Party Panache, Pumpkin Pecan Butter Boards and Table”
  1. I love your individual take on this!

  2. Mary says:

    What a delicious and easy way to entertain Jenna! Love the flavors, textures and dippers! Happy Sunday ♥

  3. BERNADETTE says:

    I love the idea of individual boards.

  4. pattyanneart says:

    I love this idea!

  5. Jenna, I am loving this. Great idea to use individual boards. Thanks so much for the recipe. Wishing you a beautiful day!

  6. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Good morning, Jenna! This is such a wonderful idea using the individual boards. The recipe you have shared sounds yummy! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

  7. lghiggins says:

    Butter boards are new to me, but it is a cute idea. Your variation with the individual boards is so cute. It also looks delicious!

  8. Such a great idea! Love pumpkin pecan butter 🙂

  9. Nancy says:

    You have given me another idea for Book Club! What a creative way to do it individually.
    The flavor of this has got to be amazing.
    Thank you Jenna!

  10. It sure is the latest trend – that and cream cheese boards! (and you combined both!!) After trying this last week I decided i prefer butter in molds. Your recipe sounds delish, tho!!

  11. Kari says:

    Yummy Jenna…I’ve been going to make this and now you have given me more of an incentive. Great display, looks scrumptious.
    Hugs dear friend.

  12. I still don’t get the concept of butter boards but this does look tasty — a great combo!

  13. Julie says:

    Jenna, I’ve seen this idea trending on Instagram and I like the idea for individual boards. Thanks for the recipe and enjoy the week.

  14. I never heard of butter boards before, but I love the idea and especially having individual ones. It looks so delicious.

  15. Kitty says:

    Ooooh another fun idea! I haven’t heard of butter boards, but sounds yummy to me.

  16. Bonnie Morgan says:

    This is a neat new trend! I printed out the recipe and wish my week had not been so busy last week so I could have wowed my daughter with butter boards. I’m still catching up reading blogs and IG. Thanks Jenna for keeping us abreast of new trends.

  17. Jessica says:

    Haven’t heard of butter boards. Your table and how you set them up is just gorgeous. Looks like a magazine. So pretty. Thank you for the link. I may get some of those for the holidays.

  18. Jill Kuhn says:

    Looks yummy Jenna! Love all your colorful Fall decor!

  19. Donna Allen says:

    I have not made a butter board yet! I love how you made individual boards and added yummy Fall flavors to the butter! Pinning to use in the future! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thanks Donna, I liked the idea of individual boards, and wouldn’t they look great on a buffet! The combination of sweet and salty with the pumpkin butter, cranberries and nuts is very tasty 🙂

  20. Nicolle says:

    Jenna I am obsessed with the new butter boards and love seeing all the different variations! I’ll definitely have to try yours! I’d love for you to come link up over at my weekly link party for a chance to be featured!

  21. Love the trend of butter boards and this recipe looks and sounds delicious for fall gatherings!

  22. LydiaF1963 says:

    I like this idea of individual butter boards. I’ll bet the grandsons would have fun helping to assemble their own. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty, love it!

    • Thank so much Lydia, it’s a fun way to serve an appetizer!

    • Hi Lydia, I am unable to comment on your blog, it keeps giving me a not acceptable message. I have also had this happen on another blog that I regularly comment on so I think it’s just a technically glitch that hopefully will be resolved shortly~
      I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the feature this week and the kind words about my art tutorials, Thank you!

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